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Lester Prairie City Council Minutes

The Lester Prairie City Council met in regular session on Monday, May 12, 2003. Mayor Angvall called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Motion ­ Bruckschen; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ Unanimously; To accept and approve the April Minutes as submitted.

Motion ­ Foust; Second ­ Hoof; Carried ­ Unanimously; To accept and approve the April Treasurer's Report as submitted.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To allow a horse carriage ride on the City streets July l9th, 2003 at 2 p.m.

Motion ­ Bruckschen; Second ­ Hoof; Carried ­ Unanimously; The City will use the FA2 granite should the seal coating project be done.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ Unanimously; To hire Glen Strom to be included on the part-time police officer list.

Mayor Angvall opened the public hearing at 7:15 p.m. for the final plat regarding the subdivision of property by Don & Helene Splettstazer to be known as Spletze Addition. No public comment was received

Mayor Angvall closed the public hearing at 7:20 p.m.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To approve the final plat for Spletze Addition as submitted by Don & Helene Splettstazer dividing a parcel of property into two lots, one block.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Hoof; Carried ­ Unanimously; That the City Council will not make any changes in action taken by the Building Inspector however the City Council will support Building Inspector Paul Waldron's decision if he grants an extension to meet compliance of the code.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To grant a golf permit to Albin Greshowak Jr. with the same stipulations as in previous years.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ To hire Earl Smith of EDS Consultants and Construction Managers at the cost of $500.00 to provide a budget and schematic drawing for remodeling of the city hall to accommodate a police office, storage space and enlarge the clerk's office.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 12-03 A RESOLUTION CONTRACTING WITH SHORT ELLIOTT HENDRICKSON, INC. TO ADMINISTER THE SMALL CITIES DEVELOPMENT GRANT

The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Bruckschen and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 12-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of May, 2003.

Motion ­ Foust; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To not pay the $300.00 as requested by Bergen Township for maintenance of 175th Street and to request additional breakdown of expenses.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 11-03 A RESOLUTION DECLARING A PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION VACANCY

The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Anderson and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 11-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of May, 2003.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To inform McLeod County Planning & Zoning that the City has no objections to the Final Plat as submitted by Harlan Wegscheid for a subdivision of property to be known as Stonewall Second Addition.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Anderson; Carried ­ Unanimously; To inform McLeod County Planning & Zoning that the City has no objections to the Preliminary Plat as submitted by Kendall Schultz for a 1 lot Subdivision in Section 10 of Bergen Township to be known as Cable Acres Second Addition.

Councilmember Hoof introduced the following ordinance and moved for its adoption: ORDINANCE NO. 229 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CONNECTION CHARGE FOR WATER AND SEWER IN THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE AND AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE ACCORDINGLY The foregoing ordinance was duly seconded by Councilmember Anderson and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Ordinance No. 229 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of May, 2003.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ Unanimously; To have Clerk Pawelk contact Westwood Engineering and Bonestroo Rosene Aderlik & Associates as well as SEH to provide a quote/proposal for engineering services. Presentations would be set for Wednesday, June 4th at 7 p.m. if interested.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Anderson; Carried ­ Unanimously; The City would consider forgiving the assessment on Lot 7, Block 11, Lester Prairie Townsite and selling the City lot (the South 40' of Lot 6, Block 11, Lester Prairie Townsite) for $1.00 if a retail establishment is built on the adjoining property within 9 months and the owner of that property would desire to purchase the City's property, contingent upon approval of legal counsel.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Anderson; Carried ­ Unanimously; To grant permission to the Prairie Archers Club to hold an archery shoot in the City Park on June 7 & 8 and August 9 & 10.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To authorize the purchase of a main lift station submersible mixer, installation and electrical work, at the wastewater treatment facility with the cost not to exceed $9,000.00.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Anderson; Carried ­ Unanimously; To have City maintenance employees read all water meters in the City beginning the last two weeks of June however, they are not to incur overtime hours.

Motion ­ Bruckschen; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ Unanimously; To authorize the necessary patching of streets so they are complete prior to any seal coating.

Motion ­ Bruckschen; Second ­ Hoof; Carried ­ Unanimously; To hire Bargen, Inc. to apply rubber asphalt for crack sealing at the price of $6,995.00 for approximately 4,345 pounds of sealant.

Motion - Anderson; Second - Foust; Carried - Unanimously; To establish the following names for the parks: the main city park - Lester Prairie City Park; the bandstand area - Central Park; the park in the Prairie Ridge Development - Prairie Ridge Park; and the future habitat park - Sunrise Park. For the ball fields: the baseball field - Lester Prairie Municipal Field; the field by the wastewater treatment facility - Lions Field, the main softball field - Bulldog Field; and the K-ball/practice field - Veteran's Field.

Motion ­ Anderson; Second ­ Hoof; Carried ­ Unanimously; To hire the following as pool staff: Melissa Blacketter, Manager; Assistant Managers, Instructors and Guards ­ Holly Wilson and Vanessa Schwanke; As Instructors and Guards ­ Kathleen Otto, Katie Madsen, Chris Hubert and Kristin Chastek; As Guards only: Nicole Erickson and Mollie Piehl. Basket/Concession Stand Workers ­ Amber Birkholz, Alex Millerbernd, Nicole Horsman, Steve Johnson. Rachel Schwartz, and Jenny Otto.

Motion ­ Anderson; Second ­ Hoof; Carried ­ Unanimously; To allow food into the Southeast corner of the pool area.

Councilmember Anderson introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 13-03 A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING A-1 ELECTRIC OF WACONIA AS THE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR FOR A POOL PROJECT The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 13-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of May, 2003.

Councilmember Anderson introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 14-03 A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING TOM FRITZ, d/b/a/ FRITZ BOBCAT SERVICE AS THE CONTRACTOR TO FURNISH AND INSTALL FENCING AT THE PARK

The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 14-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of May, 2003.

Councilmember Anderson introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 15-03 A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING BIRKHOLZ CONCRETE INC. AS THE CONTRACTOR TO DO THE POOL CONCRETE WORK The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 15-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of May, 2003.

Councilmember Anderson introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 16-03 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING AQUA LOGIC, INC. AS THE CONTRACTOR TO FURNISH & INSTALL A WADING POOL The foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Councilmember Hoof and following discussion thereon, a vote was taken.

Mayor Angvall declared Resolution No. 16-03 adopted by a unanimous vote this 12th day of May, 2003.

Motion ­ Angvall; Second ­ Foust; Carried ­ Unanimously; To have Councilmember Anderson contact the City's legal counsel regarding the unacceptable actions of a resident towards her and proceed as legal counsel advises.

Motion Foust; Second ­ Anderson; Carried ­ Unanimously; To reimburse Ed Mlynar for expenses incurred for the pool project and discuss a possible compensation fee.

Motion ­ Hoof; Second ­ Bruckschen; Carried ­ Unanimously; To pay the claims as submitted.

Mayor Angvall adjourned the meeting at 12:04 p.m..

Marilyn L. Pawelk

City Clerk-Treasurer

The above Minutes does not include notices, communications, reports, complaints, discussion to building permit park fees, the ordinance and resolutions in their complete form, sanitation services, and possible city hall fees. The Minutes may be viewed in their entirety at the City Clerk's Office during normal business hours.


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